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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Should Hong Kong’s employees have the legal right to ask for flexible working terms?

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:46pm by Phila Siu

    ... is the city ready? Britain has recently introduced a law to the envy of all Hong Kong workers- they now have the legal right to request flexible working hours and locations. While some labour experts ... could work but flexible locations would not. Since June 30, all employees in Britain have the legal right to request flexible work if they have been with the same employer for at least 26 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577644/should-hong-kongs-worker-have-legal-right-ask-flexible-working-terms
  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards strike and swim in protest over pay and conditions

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... for the lifeguards to launch industrial action to fight for their rights.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588859/lifeguards-strike-and-swim-protest-over-pay-and-conditions
  3. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    Lenovo denies tie-up with supplier accused of using child workers

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... denying allegations that the company was one of its contractors. China Labor Watch (CLW), a non-profit workers' rights organisation based in the United States, said on Thursday its recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1581880/lenovo-denies-tie-supplier-accused-using-child-workers
  4. News - Asia - LABOUR

    Singapore repatriation firms' tactics under workers' rights microscope

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:02am by AP

    ... in turn contacted migrant-rights activist Jolovan Wham. Jakir was allowed to leave the offices of the repatriation company after Wham signed a form stating that he would be responsible for paying ... to legalise his stay pending outcome of his case." In a report last year on human trafficking, the US said some repatriation companies in Singapore had "seized and confined" workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429156/singapore-repatriation-firms-tactics-under-workers-rights-microscope
  5. News - World - LABOUR

    LinkedIn ordered to pay US$6 million for violations of US wage law

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... that it had been eager to work closely with the Labour Department to reach the settlement. "This was a function of not having the right tools in place for a small subset of our sales force ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567065/linkedin-ordered-pay-us6-million-violations-us-wage-law
  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by DANNY LEE

    ... Campaign, which says it offers regular support to Myanmese maids, said: "The government in Myanmar is right to be cautious … It is our view that the [Myanmese] are amongst the most vulnerable ... promotional and educational programmes to raise [foreign domestic helpers'] awareness of their rights and how they can protect themselves. "We would not tolerate any abuse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564464/myanmar-looks-ready-send-out-maids-again
  7. News - World - LABOUR

    Campaigners welcome global treaty giving domestic workers new rights

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The children's rights advocacy director at Human Rights Watch, Jo Becker, welcomed the treaty and said it has even helped improve conditions beyond the signatory countries. "We see a lot of momentum ... beyond six months. The UK support group Kalayaan believes the tied visa scheme has led to an increase in poor working conditions. Becker, of Human Rights Watch, said the treaty "has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1304368/campaigners-welcome-global-treaty-giving-domestic-workers-new-rights
  8. News - World - LABOUR

    Fast-food workers in global protest to demand higher pay, and union rights

    Posted May 16th 2014, 10:46pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Workers seeking higher wages and union rights take coordinated action against chains such as McDonald's, from Hong Kong to New York Global protest over fast-food ... as part of a campaign seeking higher wages and the right to unionise. The Hong Kong protest took place on Thursday at the McDonald's branch at Star House, Tsim Sha Tsui. About 25 protesters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513675/fast-food-workers-global-protest-demand-higher-pay-and-union-rights
  9. Business - Companies - LABOUR

    Samsung eyes reforms after its probe found a supplier hired child workers

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... following a probe that was prompted by allegations last week by workers' rights watchdog China Labour Watch (CLW). Samsung said it had decided to "temporarily suspend business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1554323/samsung-eyes-reforms-after-its-probe-found-supplier-hired-child
  10. News - China - LABOUR

    Guangdong collective bargaining proposal seen as bellwether for China

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Mimi Lau

    ... bargaining. The proposed Regulations on Enterprise Collective Consultations and Collective Contracts, first introduced by a trade union, would give workers the right to demand meetings with employers ... that many say have hurt Guangdong's economy, and that it would advance labour rights throughout China. In the spring, as many as 40,000 workers laid down their tools at Yue Yuen Industrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547574/guangdong-collective-bargaining-proposal-seen-bellwether-china

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